There are flavors of sweet wood along with spice and red-berry fruits in this attractive wine. It has enough freshness and acidity to give it a good lift. The wine is smooth and attractively perfumed.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.